International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees International President Matthew Loeb said Wednesday that the strike would begin at 12:01 a.m. Monday unless an agreement is reached on rest and meal periods and pay for its lowest-paid workers.
The strike was initiated at 9 a.m. ET today “after the companies refused to agree to cover writers’ work under the Writers Guild of America’s Minimum Basic Agreement,” according to a statement from The Writers Guilds of America, East and West.
The latest contract between the company and about 39,000 workers expired in August and so far, the unions and management say negations have been unsuccessful. The workers began a strike and set up picket lines at more than two dozen locations across the eastern U.S. starting at 6 a.m. today. The unions have said Verizon wants to freeze pensions, make layoffs easier and rely more on contract workers. The telecom giant has said there are health care issues that need to be addressed for retirees and current workers because medical costs have grown and the company also wants “greater flexibility” to manage its workers.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s largest journalist union has called a 24-hour strike, halting news programs on private and state television, over government plans to overhaul television licenses next year. The strike on Friday coincided with a highly anticipated visit to Greece by French President Francois Hollande, which state TV continued to cover. Greece’s government […]
Striking photographers and technicians at NBC’s Philly O&O voted Friday to ratify a new four-year contract after more than three weeks off the job.
The strike by 65 camera operators and broadcast technicians at NBC-owned WCAU Philadelphia is heating up. The station is looking to hire replacement workers and has posted the positions of strikers on job sites.
The pope is about to make a historic visit to the U.S., with a stop off in Philadelphia. But, the TV coverage might be a bit lacking. The union representing the roughly 75 photographers and technicians at KYW overwhelmingly voted Tuesday to strike over stalled contract negotiations. The news comes a day after roughly 65 photographers and technicians at WCAU notified station management that they are exercising their right to terminate a collective bargaining agreement in 10 days and set a Sept. 21 strike date.
Members of Teamsters Local 399 have voted overwhelmingly to strike the TV commercials industry, although a strike can still be averted if producers make a better offer before the current pact expires Jan. 31.
A day after the Motion Picture Editors Guild notified the producers of CBS’s Survivor that its editors wanted a union contract, the postproduction crew today walked off the veteran Mark Burnett reality show.
LONDON (AP) – BBC journalists walked off the job Monday in a 24-hour strike to protest job cuts at the broadcaster. Staff mounted picket lines outside of the BBC’s studios in central London and around the country. Programs went on, but many shows were canceled, including the flagship morning news radio program “Today.” National Union […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The union representing freelance technical employees who work on live sporting events for Pac-12 Networks went on strike Saturday.The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees wants to establish area standard wages and benefits for the freelancers who work on the network’s telecasts. About 100 union members picketed outside Galen Center, where […]